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  • blog April 7, 2014

    Electric Jive Unleashes Massive 1960s South African Jazz Collection

    We here at Afropop love to get our hands on fresh music, unreleased tracks and unheard sounds.  So we were floored to find out about this incredible resource just waiting to be delved into. A decade of live performances, capturing … Read more »

  • feature April 5, 2014

    Cape Town Winter in Columbus Circle: Jo’Burg All Stars at Dizzy’s

    Rain and fog had descended on Manhattan as a sextet of top-flight South African jazz musicians took the stage at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola (part of Jazz at Lincoln Center) on Friday, April 4.  The MC, who clearly knew the … Read more »

  • interview March 18, 2014

    An Interview With Mo Kolours: The New Sound of London

    Mo Kolours (born Joseph Deenamode) is a half-English, half-Mauritian producer/singer/percussionist from London. His debut self-titled record will be out on March 24, and you can pre-order it from One-Handed Music. We spoke to Mo on the phone to discuss how … Read more »

  • interview March 4, 2014

    The Spiritual Side of Souljazz: An Interview with Pierre Chrétien

    Souljazz Orchestra, Canada’s leading Afrobeat/Caribbean (and obviously enough) soul/jazz ensemble (who we featured on our “Africa in America 2013″ program), is back at it with a new album called Inner Fire (Strut). As that title indicates, the band has transitioned … Read more »

  • review March 3, 2014

    Life Begins

    Tosin Aribisala, Nigerian master drummer (master of the drum kit, that is), has performed with Femi Kuti, Antibalas and many others. He’s been living in Washington DC since 2001, pursuing a career as a well-known freelance drummer, an active gospel musician … Read more »

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